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“a most complete and remarkable woman” [LION] 

It's odd to think that the Mary Russell series predates this show, yet we've never spoken with Laurie R. King, BSI ("The Red Circle") specifically about her most acclaimed series.

The 18th book in the Mary Russell series, The Lantern's Dance, is available on February 14, and Ms. King joined us to talk about her creation. Her familiarity with Sherlock Holmes is far from typical, and this unusual pairing of Ms. Russell and Mr. Holmes, which began with The Beekeeper's Apprentice in 1994, is as fresh and resilient as ever.

We talk about the development of the Sherlock Holmes character in her series, the impact of India, how fandom has responded and grown, and discover at which major events Laurie will be appearing this year. 

The Canonical Couplet quiz is back, and it's an easy one! The winner, chosen at random from all correct answers, will win a copy of The Lantern's Dance. Send your answer to comment @ ihearofsherlock .com by February 14, 2024 at 11:59 a.m. EST. All listeners are eligible to play.

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